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Man arrested over death of mother of four bailed pending further inquiries

A 45-year-old man, arrested in connection with the death of a mother of four in Rotherham has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Alena Grlakova Credit: South Yorkshire Police

The body of 38-year-old Alena Grlakova was found in a drainage ditch on Taylor's Lane on Tuesday April 9, 2019, four months after she was last seen on Boxing Day.

Police believe her body had been concealed in the drainage ditch since that night and that her killer had since returned to the scene.

I do believe answers around what happened to Alena lie within the local community and I’d encourage people to keep speaking to us, if they have any information or concerns.

We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has information on the following:

Did you see Alena on Boxing Day 2018 in the Parkgate area? She was last seen leaving the Fitzwilliam Arms Hotel on Taylors Lane at 10.30pm that evening, walking towards Rawmarsh Hill. Earlier that evening, at around 8.30pm, she was seen with a man on Scrooby Lane, walking towards Mangham Road, was that you? Were you with Alena that evening?Have you seen Alena’s clothing? It may have been discarded in the local area.

– Detective Chief Inspector Mark Oughton, South Yorkshire Police
Alena was last seen wearing a top identical to this one Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Alena was last seen wearing an identical top to the one shown above and black Adidas bottoms, both of which are missing along with her hair extensions.

Officers remain in the Parkgate area carrying out enquiries.

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